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Football To Meet Colerain In Regional Semifinals Friday At St. X

Posted on: November 8, 2018

SETTING THE SCENE: Coming off an epic and historic comeback win last Friday night against Fairfield, the Milford High School football team will now play in its first-ever OHSAA Regional Semifinal when they face Colerain. With a school record nine wins to their credit, the Eagles will look to upset the Cardinals who concluded the regular season ranked No. 1 in Ohio.

 

Click here to view and download the Milford Football Regional Semifinals Media Guide.

Click here to view a Playoff Fan Guide.

Click here to view a parking map for the St. Xavier High School campus.

 

A LOOK BACK: A historic win came in epic fashion on Friday night as Milford stormed back from a 35-7 deficit a minute into the third quarter to knock off a stunned Fairfield squad 39-35. The victory is Milford’s first-ever in the OHSAA Playoffs and advances the Eagles to take on Colerain, Ohio’s No. 1 team next Friday night.

 

A resilient Eagle team rallied for 32 straight points after a nightmarish start to the second half that saw Fairfield score twice in 20 seconds. Cameron Kells’ one-yard run with 1:28 remaining put a capper on the comeback that sent a full house at Eagle Stadium into a frenzy.

 

Click here to read more, click here for the final Milford-Fairfield game stats and here for a photo gallery from the game courtesy of Tammy Ruehrwein.

 

A LOOK AT THE OPPONENT: A look at Colerain, Milford’s 2018 OHSAA Playoffs opponent:

  • Friday, Nov. 9 vs. Colerain {at St. Xavier High School}, 7:00 p.m.
    • 2018 Record: 11-0, 8-0 GMC (1st Division I area coaches’ weekly poll)
    • Top Offensive Player: Senior QB Deante Smith-Moore (1,070 yards rushing, 809 yards passing, 29 total TDs)
    • Top Defensive Player: Senior LB Ivan Pace, Jr. (60 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries)
    • Last Meeting: 2005; Colerain 76, Milford 0

 

THE MATCH-UP: A look at the Milford-Colerain match-up by the numbers (per game averages with conference team rankings):

  • Milford scoring offense (1st-39.9) vs. Colerain scoring defense (1st-5.5)
  • Milford total offense (2nd-380.7) vs. Colerain total defense (1st-164.8)
  • Milford rushing offense (4th-156.4) vs. Colerain rushing defense (1st-96.4)
  • Milford passing offense (2nd-224.4) vs. Colerain passing defense (1st-68.4)
  • Colerain scoring offense (1st-36.3) vs. Milford scoring defense (4th-24.6)
  • Colerain total offense (2nd-379.8) vs. Milford total defense (2nd-282.2)
  • Colerain rushing offense (1st-300.0) vs. Milford rushing defense (6th-201.5)
  • Colerain passing offense (6th-79.8) vs. Milford passing defense (1st-80.7)

 

INSIDE THE ECC: Kings went unbeaten in ECC play this year to secure the 2018 league championship, the Knights third crown since the formation of the league. Milford finished second at 6-1 in league play, followed by Anderson (4-3), Turpin (4-3), Walnut Hills (3-4), West Clermont (3-4), Loveland (1-6) and Withrow (0-7).

 

In a battle of ECC heavyweights, seventh-seeded Anderson upset No. 2 Kings last week to advance in the playoffs. The Redskins will next battle No. 3 Troy at Miamisburg High School.

 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: A look at Milford’s statistical leaders:

Rushing Yards: Cameron Kells (1,578)

Passing Yards: Hunter Johnson (2,458)

Receiving Yards: Dylan Hughes (832)

Tackles: Hayden Johnson (88)

Sacks: Brian Stevens (5.0)

Interceptions: Owen Martin (3)

Kickoff Return Yards: Dylan Hughes (235)

Punting Average: Brian Stevens (37.9)

Punt Return Yards: Dustin Laudermilk (125)

 

POLL WATCH: Final Division I coaches’ poll:

  1. Colerain 2. Elder 3. Mason 4. Fairfield 5. Moeller 6. St. Xavier 7. Lakota East 8. Milford 9. Sycamore 10. (tie) Hamilton/Lebanon RV: Walnut Hills/West Clermont

 

Final Division II area coaches’ poll (ECC teams only): 2. Kings 7. (tie) Anderson/Turpin RV: Loveland, Withrow. The final coaches’ poll can be viewed here.

 

KELLS NAMED BLITZ 5 PRIMETIME PERFORMER: After his record breaking, seven touchdown performance in Milford’s Week 6 win over Anderson, senior RB Cameron Kells was voted Blitz 5’s Primetime Performer of the Week.

 

TRISTATE FOOTBALL HONORS EAGLE PAIR: Prior to each season, area website Tristatefootball.com recognizes the best of the best with inclusion on the site’s three all-area websites. The teams are decided based on a combination of fan vote and staff input and the 2018 squads feature a pair of Eagles. On the offensive side of the ball, senior TE Connor Foster was selected to the second team, while senior WR Jake Ayler earned a slot on the third team.